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Back to school night and Open House are coming! Meet the Teacher forms, signs, and editable templates make organization easy.

Back to school night and Open House are coming! Meet the Teacher forms, signs, and editable templates make organization easy.

This blog post is full of amazing ideas for how to prepare for Open House night and get a head start on learning about your students! I especially love the idea of an “About the Teacher” page and a page letting parents know all of the awesome things their children will be learning that year.

This blog post is full of amazing ideas for how to prepare for Open House night and get a head start on learning about your students! I especially love the idea of an “About the Teacher” page and a page letting parents know all of the awesome things their children will be learning that year.

Meet Your Teacher Night Letter for kids on the eve of the first day of school.... so doing this!

Meet Your Teacher Night Letter for kids on the eve of the first day of school.... so doing this!

Snowball Fight...kids write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper.  They do not write their names on the paper.  Wad it up and on your command, have a "snowball" (or baseball) fight.  At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it.  Would be great at the beginning of the year!

Snowball Fight...kids write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper. They do not write their names on the paper. Wad it up and on your command, have a "snowball" (or baseball) fight. At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it. Would be great at the beginning of the year!

Welcome back to school bags for students.

Back to School Goodie Bags for Students

This is a GREAT list of procedures to teach at the beginning of the year. Many of these are things teachers don't think about teaching.

This is a GREAT list of procedures to teach at the beginning of the year. Many of these are things teachers don't think about teaching.

How cool is this!!  Use DVD cases with solid paper for mini "white" boards...everybody gets a glove/sock for an eraser to store inside the case. Smart idea!

How cool is this!! Use DVD cases with solid paper for mini "white" boards...everybody gets a glove/sock for an eraser to store inside the case. Smart idea!

Give crazy straws to students as birthday presents! More fun than receiving another pencil and better than giving away candy!

Give crazy straws to students as birthday presents! More fun than receiving another pencil and better than giving away candy!